Cops and Corpses; Victim's Cry for Justice (2020)

  • Short
  • 32min

A film about extortion, brutality, and death caused by police as they enforced Covid-19 restrictions in Nairobi’s informal settlements. “Cops and Corpses; Victim’s Cry for Justice” follows up with families and victims of police brutality during the enforcement of coronavirus restrictions; highlighting their grief and quest for justice, which for many seems so elusive at the moment. The documentary is told through a mix of characters. Among them are two survivors of police brutality who are both still suffering from the effects of their encounter with the police, and also the families of three victims who were killed, including that of a 13-year-old boy who was standing on the balcony of his parent’s home. The story revolves around the quest for justice, grief and the economic burden on the survivors who have been incapacitated and have mounting hospital bills.

Director

Maurice Oniang'o

Producer

Maurice Oniang'o

Producer

Anne Macharia

Languages

English, Swahili

Country

Kenya